The duo is made up of Linh Luu and Marvin Lalihatu based in Rotterdam. Their stage name is a nod to animism, which centres around equality and balance, particularly when it comes to nature. Animism opposes the hierarchical, capitalist and colonial systems that prevail in the west, and it echos in everything Linh and Marvin do. Their intricate rhythmic patterns take their cue from Linh’s and Marvin’s respective Southeast Asian roots. Their live sets are anarchic and improvisational, tailored to the audience’s energy rather than preconceived plans. Oh, and those synths you hear? They’re from a self-soldered modular synthesisers. It’s rare to meet people so thoughtfully and unapologetically themselves. But Linh and Marvin seem both introspective yet candid, as they chat about their recent journey of self-discovery, their upcoming album release on Naafi (a Mexican musical collective aiming to decolonise the dance floor), and the upcoming Dekmantel set at which you can all of the above.